Concord Rangers head right back into league action this coming Saturday as they make the long trip down to Truro City
The Beachboys are on an impressive 13 game unbeaten run in the Vanarama National League South, however in their most recent fixture this past Tuesday evening the lads fell 1-0 to East Thurrock United in what was the BBC Essex Senior Cup Quarter Final. Concord Rangers will be looking to put that defeat behind them quickly and continue their climb up the table by extending their unbeaten league run.
Truro City are on their own unbeaten run, not having lost in their last 5 fixtures, which happen to include back to back victories over Poole Town during the festive period. Their most recent fixture saw the White Tigers play out a 0-0 draw against Bath City (Concord Rangers opponents next Saturday….) this past weekend. City are comfortably within the playoff pack and will be looking to consolidate their position with a positive result this weekend.
The last time the two sides met was back on August 12th, when a 2-2 draw was the end result at The Aspect Arena.
By train its usually around 5 hours from London, however currently there are extensive engineering works planned to take place on Saturday 13th January, meaning that to get to the ground in time for the game, you’d have to be on a train from London at around 7:00 in the morning, and it includes 2 hours on a replacement bus, so personally I’d avoid that if you can!
If you decide to make the journey by car, from Concord Island it’s around 5 and a half hours of driving, so plan your rest breaks accordingly! A large chunk of the journey is exactly the same as the one made a few weeks back when the lads went to Taunton Town in the FA Trophy, except we go on for another couple of hours! First head to the M25, and join the motorway heading clockwise/southbound and across the Dartford Bridge. Stay on the M25 until junction 12, leaving there to join the M3 towards Basingstoke/Southampton. Then at junction 8, much like the Taunton trip, leave the motorway and join the A303. Remain on the A303 until it merges with the A30, which is after about 96 miles of road, and 20 miles later, after continuing on the A30, join the M5 south towards Torquay/Plymouth. After just 4 miles at junction 31 you leave the motorway and rejoin the A30 (this takes you round Exeter rather than through), and after another 80 miles at Carland Cross, take the 2nd exit towards Truro on to the A39. 10 miles later after following the A39, turn right onto the A390 and follow the road until you find the ground on the right hand side.
Admission prices are as follows: Adults £13, Concessions £10, U18s/Students £5, U12s Free, and a family ticket for 2 Adults and up to 3 children is £26